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Homophobia poses obstacle to South Korea's coronavirus strategy, as nightclub cluster rises to 101

Several nightclubs linked to the outbreak are frequented by gay customers, and health officials are unable to trace many of the visitors.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-05-2020

South Korea scrambles to contain new coronavirus outbreak threatening Seoul

Officials reported 35 new infections across the country as of midnight on Sunday (May 10), the second consecutive day of new cases of that magnitude and the highest numbers in more than a month.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-05-2020

French to return to shops and hair salons as coronavirus lockdown lifted

The government has urged caution, with some regions including the Paris area remaining "red zones", and subject to additional restrictions.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-05-2020

South Korea coronavirus response pushes Moon rating to historic high

Mr Moon's approval rating hit 71 per cent, which is the highest for any South Korean President heading into the final two years of a single five-year term.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-05-2020

International tourism to plunge up to 80% due to coronavirus: UN

MADRID (AFP) - The number of international tourist arrivals could plunge by 60 to 80 per cent in 2020 owing to the coronavirus, the World Tourism Organisation said on Thursday (May 7), revising its previous forecast sharply lower.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-05-2020

US reaches settlement to recover over $70 million involving Malaysia's 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - The United States has reached a settlement to recover more than US$49 million (S$70 million) involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the Department of Justice said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-05-2020

China, US in stand-off over origin of Covid-19 deepens

WASHINGTON - China and the United States remain at loggerheads over the origin of the Covid-19 coronavirus, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubling down on allegations that the virus came out of a Level 4 high security bio lab in Wuhan, and China covered it up and lost the world precious time.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-05-2020

Students in China's coronavirus epicentre Wuhan return to school

BEIJING (AFP) - Youngsters in China's coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan filed back to class on Wednesday (May 6), wearing masks and walking in single file past thermal scanners.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-05-2020

UK overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official coronavirus death toll

LONDON (REUTERS) - The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death toll from the new coronavirus in Europe, figures released on Tuesday (May 5) showed, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his response to the crisis.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-05-2020

Singapore retail sales plunge 13.3% in March with Covid-19 curbs hitting F&B, shops

Wearing apparel and footwear sales saw the largest drop, at 41.6 per cent, while the sales of food and alcohol also declined, by 41 per cent.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-05-2020

Germany to reopen all shops, allow soccer matches as coronavirus restrictions ease: Sources

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany's state premiers will agree on measures to further ease coronavirus restrictions in a teleconference with Chancellor Angela Merkel scheduled for Wednesday (May 6), two people familiar with the preparations told Reuters on Monday.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-05-2020

Italy begins to emerge from world's longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown

ROME (AFP) - Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday (May 4) as Europe's hardest-hit country eases back the world's longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-05-2020

Trump says China made 'horrible mistake', tried to mask coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - President Donald Trump said he has little doubt that China misled the world about the scale and risk of the coronavirus outbreak and then sought to cover it up as the disease became a global pandemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-05-2020

China's factories struggle to fire in April as slump in export orders deepens

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's factories suffered a collapse in export orders in April, twin surveys showed on Thursday (April 30), suggesting a full-blown recovery appeared some way off as the coronavirus health crisis shut down large parts of the world economy.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-04-2020

Singapore services, manufacturing firms bleak on outlook with Covid-19 hit: Surveys

SINGAPORE - Manufacturing and services firms are negative on business prospects for the next six months, amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has cast a pall over the global economy.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-04-2020

How China is attempting to prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - As the first major country to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns, China is focused on avoiding a devastating second wave of infections as it returns to a semblance of pre-pandemic life.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 29-04-2020

Singapore construction sector to shrink 10.3% this year from Covid-19 measures: Fitch Solutions

Singapore (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore's construction sector is poised to take a hard hit from the Covid-19 outbreak in the short-term, and is now expected to contract sharply by 10.3 per cent this year in real terms, according to Fitch Solutions.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 29-04-2020

Pentagon releases videos showing UFOs in encounters with US Navy pilots: Report

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Monday (April 27) released footage depicting "unidentified aerial phenomena" that was taken by US Navy pilots during training flights in 2004 and 2015, media reports said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 28-04-2020

WHO chief says coronavirus pandemic far from over, cites concerns over impact on children

The UN agency is concerned about rising numbers of cases and deaths in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 28-04-2020

China says all coronavirus patients in Wuhan have now been discharged

The city had reported 46,452 cases, 56 per cent of the national total. It saw 3,869 fatalities, or 84 per cent of China's total.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-04-2020

New York City sees increase in cases of people ingesting household cleaners after Trump's disinfectant gaffe

Nine of the cases were related to exposure to Lysol, 10 were "specifically about bleach" and 11 were exposures to other household cleaners.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-04-2020

More than one in five New Yorkers infected with coronavirus, antibody test suggests

NEW YORK (AFP) - More than one in five New Yorkers may have already had the new coronavirus, a testing sample showed Thursday (April 23), suggesting infections are much higher than confirmed cases suggest.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-04-2020

Muslims mark Ramadan with unprecedented virus lockdowns

JAKARTA (AFP) - Muslims around the world began marking Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown on Friday (April 24) with unprecedented bans on family gatherings and mass prayers, while a pushback in some countries has sparked fears of a surge in infections.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-04-2020

Coronavirus: WHO chief urges US to reconsider funding, says 'virus will be with us for a long time'

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday (April 22) that he hoped the Trump administration would reconsider its suspension of funding, but that his main focus was on ending the pandemic and saving lives.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-04-2020

Coronavirus: Bug circulated in US weeks earlier than thought, mistaken for flu, health official says

A 57-year-old woman had died of Covid-19 on Feb 6, far earlier than any other reported cases in the United States.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-04-2020

Coronavirus: US faces mounting dilemma on reopening safely

WASHINGTON - "Go back to China," yelled the lady repeatedly in the pickup truck, as she hung half out of the window brandishing a big sign saying "LAND of the FREE."

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 22-04-2020

China reports 30 new coronavirus cases in mainland, up from day earlier

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Mainland China reported on Wednesday (April 22) 30 new coronavirus cases, 23 of which were so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas, up from 11 a day earlier.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 22-04-2020

How an epic gamble exposed the rot inside O.K. Lim's Hin Leong oil trading empire

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - The letters started to arrive in early April. One after the other, the titans of global finance, from JPMorgan Chase & Co to HSBC Holdings, demanded the immediate and urgent repayment of hundreds of millions of dollars in loans.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 21-04-2020

US oil prices plunge below zero for first time in history

Traders were willing to pay US$40 a barrel just to get somebody to take crude off their hands.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 21-04-2020

US oil plunges 20% to below US$15 with storage filling up as demand shrivels

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Oil extended its slide on Monday (April 20), falling to the lowest in more than two decades, on concern the world is rapidly running out of places to store crude after output cuts proved insufficient to cope with plunging demand.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-04-2020

WHO chief says lifting lockdown restrictions is not end of coronavirus epidemic

GENEVA (XINHUA) - World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday (April 19) that lifting lockdown restrictions for Covid-19 is not the end of the coronavirus epidemic, it's just the beginning of the next phase.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-04-2020

Coronavirus: China's economy shrank 6.8% in Q1, first contraction in decades

Analysts say Beijing faces an uphill battle to revive growth as the global spread of virus devastates demand from major trading partners.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-04-2020

Coronavirus: Trump leaves it to US states to decide when to reopen in phases

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday (April 16) outlined federal guidelines for states to reopen businesses and ease social distancing rules in three phases, a day after he said that the United States as a whole had made it past the peak of its coronavirus cases.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-04-2020